Baseball

Alabamian baseball All-Star team


Todd McNutt, Coach of the Year, Haleyville

Haleyville head baseball coach Todd McNutt was named Coach of the Year, with the following athletes were named to the Alabamian's 2019 All-Star baseball team:

Addison - Jesse Brock, sophomore, 2B/P; Gage Gilliland, senior, SS; Hayden Lee, senior, P/1st; Brett Smith, junior, 3B/P; Luke Waldrep, junior, P;

Haleyville - Blake Bennett, senior, P/OF; Brantson Lambert, junior, P; John Miller Lawson, sophomore, DH/UT; Ben Lowman, senior, P/3B; Scott McAlpine, senior, SS/P; John Whiteside, junior, P;

Addison 11U team state champs

The Addison 11U Dizzy Dean baseball team won the state championship June 25. Front row, l-r: Shelton Alexander, Jed Wilkins, Dathan Cleghorn, Cole Thompson, Jaxson Williams, Braiden Moser, Kiah Lake, Stone Talley, Landen Livingston, Tucker Thompson and Trennon Burns. Back row, l-r: Coaches Chad Williams, Keith Thompson, head coach; Damon Cleghorn and Dallas Thompson. (Courtesy photo)

ADDISON - They came together approximately five years ago to play America’s pastime. Now they are state champions.

Haleyville Post 33 takes on Hartselle and Madison


Grant Wakefield puts the bat on the ball for Post 33.

 HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Post 33 fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 13-3 loss to Hartselle  on Tuesday, June 25. Hartselle scored on a single by Hudson Olive, a single by Jonah Cheek, a single by Braden Bevis and a single by Cameron Bracken in the first inning.
The Haleyville Post 33 struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Hartselle, giving up 13 runs.
Cheek got the start for Hartselle. He lasted five innings, allowing two hits and two runs, while striking out two.

Haleyville Post 33 doing well during season


Haleyville Post 33 catcher Jordan Lasker gets ready as the ball comes in low against Shelby County. To the right, pitcher Kaleb Garrett winds up for the throw.

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Post 33 opened up scoring in the first inning of the opening game of a double header on Monday, June 17, when Caleb Williams drew a walk, scoring one run.
Shelby County Post 555 JV pulled away for good with seven runs in the second inning, winning 9-5.  Haleyville Post 33 put up three runs in the third inning. Haleyville’s offense in the inning was led by Josh Weaver and Jordan Lasker, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Bethers was on the mound for Shelby County. He surrendered five runs on three hits over three innings, striking out one.

Post 33 sweeps Saturday play


 Gavin West slides in at homeplate for a run for Haleyville Post 33 in a game against Hamilton.

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville American Legion Post 33 baseball hosted Hamilton Post 165 Saturday morning, June 15, taking a 7-2 victory and Lakeview Black Post 2011, winning 9-1 in the afternoon.
Haleyville Post 33 fired up the offense in the first inning, when an error scored one run for Haleyville Post 33.
Haleyville tallied three runs in the second inning. Haleyville’s offense in the inning was led by Hayden Armstrong, Gavin West and Morgan Long, who all drove in runs.

Local players named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Baseball Team

CLASS 4A
First Team
P: Dylan Teague, Hokes Bluff, Sr.
P: Drew Nobles, Holtville, Sr.
P: Thorne Tapp, Brooks, Sr.
P: Luke Daniel, Wilson, Jr.
C: Ethan Hearn, Mobile Christian, Sr.
IF: Brandon Poole, North Jackson, So.
IF: Scott McAlpine, Haleyville, Sr.
IF: Carson Villalta, Brooks, Jr.
IF: Ethan Johnson, Cherokee Co., Sr.
OF: Carson Eubanks, Hokes Bluff, Sr.
OF: Taylor Henderson, Elmore Co. Sr.
OF: Camden Lovrich, Trinity, Sr.
UT: Cade Whitley, Sipsey Valley, Jr,

Brooks takes second game of series 9-2

HALEYVILLE - Haleyville Lions watched the second game game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 9-2 loss to Brooks on Friday, May 3, played at HHS.
 Brooks scored on a double by Brett Urban in the first inning, a single by Carson Villalta in the first inning, a passed ball during Trey Patterson's at bat in the first inning, a double by Carson Daniel in the first inning, a double by Kole Warden in the first inning, and a sacrifice fly by Villalta in the second inning.
Brooks got on the board in the first inning. Urban drove in one when he doubled.

Haleyville Lions out hit Brooks, but can’t find enough runs in loss


Coach Todd McNutt talks to batter John Whiteside.

HALEYVILLE - Both teams were strong on the hill on Friday, May 3, but Brooks was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a 2-1 victory over Haleyville in the third round of the baseball state playoffs.
Played at Haleyville, Ben Lowman started the game for Haleyville and recorded 21 outs, pitching a terrific game. HHS lost despite out-hitting Brooks six to two.